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Old 25 August 2014, 18:54   #11
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marine/ ships vhf radio licence is Free from the ofcom website ,
For a handheld it goes under the heading of "Transportable "
It Can be filled out online & be printed off at home within about 20 mins .
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The operators certificate which is usually a 1 or 2 day course is recommended for general use but its not mandatory if you just want to keep a radio onboard for Distress or emergency use , though its advisable to go on the course & get the certificate as it teaches how to send distress message & use the correct radio protocol/ procedures making life much easier for everyone .
I thought that it was a legal requirement to have a license to use a vhf radio.
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Thank you for you information I will certainly be looking into that .
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I thought that it was a legal requirement to have a license to use a vhf radio.

It is ,, for normal general usage though anyone onboard can use the radio in a distress / mayday situation without a "certificate of competence " licence .
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Regarding Registering your boat the Free ! coastguard or CG66 form is usefull as once filled in gives a brief description of you boat what type what it looks like & emergency / safety equipment you normally carry . Lasts 2 years before you need to re asses or register again .https://mcanet.mcga.gov.uk/public/cg66/
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